Best Motivational Quotes – Part 1

My Favorite Motivational Quotes (Part One)

I think I want to start up something new here on the site.  I want to start highlighting some of the best motivational quotes, but since there are so many, I will have to break these up into several different posts.  So expect more of these “Best Motivational Quotes” blogs over the weeks.  Consider it your weekly does of amazing motivation!  If you see some that you like, please feel free to share which ones you think are the best motivational quotes!

I hope these motivational quotes can inspire you!  Enjoy…

“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.”
– Zig Ziglar

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
– Gandhi

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
– E. E. Cummings

“Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”
– Washington Irving

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
– Bill Cosby

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you DON’T want.”
– Kevin Ngo

“The start is what stops most people.”
– Don Shula

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
– Jim Rohn

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”
– John C. Maxwell

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success if found in your daily routine.”
– John C. Maxwell

“I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.”
– Harrison Ford

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
– Jesse Owens

“Show me a person who doesn’t make mistakes and I’ll show you a person who doesn’t do anything.”
– Leonard Rubino

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
– Jerry Rice

“Too many people are thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, when they ought to just water the grass they are standing on.”
– Amar Dave

“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.”
– Heraclitus

“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.”
– Denis Waitley

“Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.”
– Unknown

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
– Bruce Lee

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.”
– Maxwell Maltz

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
– Napoleon Hill

“Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.”
– Mary Manin Morrissey

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
– George W. Carver

“When the world says, ‘Give up’, Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’”
– Unknown

“If you make your goals a priority, you will make the time.”
– Motivationburst.com

“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”
– James Cash Penney

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”
– Richard L. Evans

“If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”
– Bruce Lee

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.”
– Bruce Barton

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”
– Robert Anthony

“The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you’re certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself.”
– Ralph S. Marston, Jr.

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself – and be lenient to everybody else.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”
– Les Brown

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.”
– Les Brown

“You can’t just sit and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
– Diana Ross

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
– Steve Jobs

“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”
– James R. Cook

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”
– Dale Carnegie

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
– Jim Rohn

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs

“We have no choice of what color we’re born or who our parents are or whether we’re rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we’re here.”
– Mildred Taylor

“Make sure that your actions and behaviors live up to and reflect the words and ideas, promises and commitments that come out of your mouth.”
– Steve Farber

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”
– Bertie Charles Forbes

“Don’t be so quick to claim your limitations when you’ve never truly tested them.”
– Kevin Ngo

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

“The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
– Jim Henson

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”
– Orison Swett Marden

“Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.”
– David Guy Powers

“To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France

“If you’re born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it’s your mistake.”
– Bill Gates

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
– Grandma Moses

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.”
– Richard Koch

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”
– Jim Rohn

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”
– Unknown

“Either take the chance and make achieving your dreams a possibility or don’t, and make living with regret a certainty.”
– Kevin Ngo

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
– Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
– John Wooden

“It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”
– Hubert Humphrey

“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
– Gandhi

“Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today.”
– Maxwell Maltz

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
– Elbert Hubbard

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”
– Horace Mann

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”
– Unknown

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”
– Robert Fritz

“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”
– Dalai Lama

“I do it because I can; I can because I want to; I want to because you said I couldn’t.”
– Unknown

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
– David Brinkley

“In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.”
– Frasier Krane

“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be.”
– Lou Holtz

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”
– Charlie Jones

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
– Unknown

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
– Rikki Rogers

“If you argue for your limitations, sure enough, they’re yours.”
– Richard Bach

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”
– William James

“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100%… you make it that much easier for me to beat you.”
– Unknown

“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.”
– Napoleon Hill

“Believe in possibilities. Believe in human potential. Believe in yourself and you’ll have the power to change your fate.”
– Kevin Ngo

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
– Confucius

“Dead last is greater than did not finish which trumps did not start.”
– Unknown

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
– George Bernard Shaw

*More quotes to come… stay tuned.

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